Voice of America Persian News Network (www.voapnn.com) has been attacked by the cyber army of the Iranian regime. Visitors to the website are directed to a page with the title “We have proven that we can”. One of the simplest ways to hack a website is to load the damaging script through the forms that accept user input. Although a good programmer checks the user inputs for any malicious code, there are developers who forget to build the necessary fences. I hope that VOA has not fallen for that old trick.
This should also serve as a warning to our beloved Iranian.com who must now check its defences and reach its readers for financial support if that is needed.